The pronominal adverbs



The pronominal adverbs substitute a preposition and a personal, demonstrative, interrogative or relative pronoun.



They are the combination of the adverbs da and wo with certain prepositions and are invariable.


damit, dafür, dabei, darüber, danach, darum usw.
womit, wofür, wobei, worüber, wonach, worum usw.



The pronominal adverbs refer to inanimate things. When referring to animate things, we use prepositions with personal, demonstrative or interrogative pronouns.


Wir sprechen über Politik. Wir sprechen darüber. inanimate things = prepositional adverb
Wir sprechen über Monika. Wir sprechen über sie. animate things = preposition + pronoun